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Why Freelancers Don’t Want to Keep Landing One-Off Assignments

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April 9, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

When I first started freelance writing, I was (mostly) happy with any assignment I could get. I wanted to beef up my portfolio with a range of clips from numerous clients and I didn’t mind the initial effort it took when working with a new client. Fast forward a few years—six of them full-time freelance… Read More

This is the Best Time to Pitch An Editor

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March 19, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you read my previous freelance writing advice blog post on Why An Editor Deleted Your Pitch,  you learned some of the do’s and don’ts of article pitching when you want to get published in a print magazine or online outlet. Another important factor when considering your working relationship with editors is to learn the best… Read More

The 1 Thing I Do at Night That Helps My Freelance Writing Business

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March 5, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A friend of mine was asking me the other day how I am productive with my freelance writing business in the mornings. She asked how I avoid wasting time on social media or watching TV shows all day while working from home and get writing done I need to do to hit my deadlines. As… Read More

Do This Simple Exercise to Find Content Marketing Clients

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January 22, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you’re a freelance writer who’s looking to build up their content marketing clientele because you heard they tend to be higher-paying gigs, you might be wondering where to start looking for them. I suggest this fun, 15-minute exercise that shows you the brands you interact with on a daily basis. Try it a few… Read More

9 Ways to Stay Productive When Working from Home

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December 4, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This guest blog post is courtesy of Ryan Howard who runs SmartParentAdvice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Anyone that has ever had an office job has probably dreamed of working from home. While working from home is a dream come true for me, it comes with its own set of… Read More

Here’s How Much Freelance Writers Are Getting Paid in 2018

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October 21, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

(Original guest post by Delaware-based freelance writer and editor, Carlett Spike.) It’s no secret that freelancers in our industry often struggle to make a living. Stories of editors ghosting writers and outlets taking far too long to pay for finished work is, unfortunately, a common tale. Learn More about How Much Freelance Writers Get Paid… Read More

10 Challenges of Being a Freelance Writer

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September 24, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I was chatting with some freelance writer friends the other day about why I decided to start my freelance writing course and how people often ask us about our freelance writing careers: how to do it, tips for how they can get started, and how newbies can make money freelance writing. We all agreed that… Read More

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself without Spending a Ton of Money

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August 20, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

When you’re a freelance writer, it can seem difficult to spend money on yourself in a way that will ultimately benefit you (the boss) and your business in the long run. But, as many of us have heard before—you have to spend money to make money. Since I’m my fifth year of full-time freelance writing… Read More

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